Ray Emery. Vincent Lecavalier. Mark Streit.

Cynics call the Flyers' three major offseason additions old, older, and oldest.

Optimists say the players have a lot left in the tank and will help the Flyers erase memories of the 2013 campaign, when the free-spending franchise failed to make the playoffs for just the second time in the last 18 seasons.

The trio was introduced Tuesday during a news conference at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers believe they will upgrade a team that struggled from the outset last season.

"If we didn't do anything the rest of the summer, I really like our team," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "I like our chances."

Ed Snider, chairman of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, said he sensed a revival because of the three new players.

"We kept our nucleus intact; we kept all of our young players and our draft picks," Snider said. "I'm really excited about the season coming up, and I expect big things, quite frankly."

The Flyers will need to cut some salary before the season starts so they can get under the $64.3 million cap. "We have to put our best foot forward to try to get back in the playoffs and then go from there," Holmgren said.

"In terms of competing for the Stanley Cup, I think it's been the same way in the salary-cap era; if you get in [the playoffs], anything can happen."